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Father and Son Reviews

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July 13, 2004
It's hard to imagine a more jointly artful and mind-numbingly off-putting cinematic experience... Father and Son is the virtual definition of tedium.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
June 18, 2004
For those not familiar with Sokurov's work, the opaque, exclusive dialogue, surreal reality and the cryptic relationships may come across as ponderous and pretentious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 5, 2004
Tediously mannered look at the obsessive intimate bonds between a father and his teen-aged military son.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 13, 2004
Here was my question for most of this movie: Wha-? I was clueless. Did not understand.
February 17, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 15, 2004
Numbness instead of joy is what permeates the masculine, military-ish world of 'Father and Son.'
September 2, 2004
A beautiful but static viewing experience that utterly fails to touch the viewer.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
June 17, 2004
Has the tedium without the trance.
Read More | Original Score: C-
June 25, 2004
A magnificently shot exercise in tedium.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 29, 2004
One has the feeling the director has let himself go off the deep end regarding the romantic and idealizing tendencies that, for better or worse, characterize much of his work.
July 7, 2004
The opacity of the characters and situations prevents the film from having any true emotional impact.
August 20, 2004
The film seems to have internalized Sokurov's inspiration so far that it becomes a blur of hints and vapors.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 17, 2007
| Original Score: 1/4
June 17, 2004
a unique, striking, poetic expression of the tumultuous emotions shared by a man and his boy at the crossroads of their lives.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 31, 2005
Alexander Sokurov's obscure new film Father and Son doesn't quite come off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 30, 2004
Father and Son is definitely a puzzle, and frankly I was about to walk out on it before it drastically improved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 19, 2004
This strikingly beautiful film from Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) captures relationships in an ethereal way that gets way under the skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 5, 2004
At once challenging and ravishing.
June 15, 2004
Borders on the risible but, because Sokurov is Sokurov, this exalted, wacky scenario ... is amazingly staged, inventively edited, and rich in audio layering, with camera placements that sometimes verge on the Brakhagian.
June 17, 2004
A more naked movie than Father and Son is hard to imagine and would be impossible to watch.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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